AW: [Desktop_printing] Role of CUPS and error handling

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Sun Apr 2 16:56:27 PDT 2006

Suggestion: After the printing summit (during?), write a story about the
printing summit for with a list of the things that would
need to be done in KDE and ask for people to step forward and help you
with that.

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation -
OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman

>-----Original Message-----
>From: desktop_printing-bounces at [mailto:desktop_printing-
>bounces at] On Behalf Of Cristian Tibirna
>Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 4:48 PM
>To: desktop_printing at; kpfeifle at
>Subject: Re: AW: [Desktop_printing] Role of CUPS and error handling
>On 2 April 2006 18:43, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
>> KDEPrint as we know it now is already 5 years old. And yet it is
>> more powerful for common use than what Windows provides. (Granted,
>> it has become a bit out of sync with CUPS developments, and there
>> are about half a dozen CUPS print options which are not supported
>> by kprinter because development was nearly dormant for the last 2
>> years; also, the KDE GUI does not any longer support setting of
>> all options for cupsd.conf -- so for now I've stopped promoting
>> it to my customers as a tool that lets them remotely configure
>> their CUPS servers... Now with CUPS-1.2 being rolled out that
>> missing piece will really start to hurt KDE...).
>I hear you and I am as pained.
>When I attempted to take over from Michael 10 months ago, I still had
>that I thought would be able to dedicate to kdeprint.
>My priorities are (in order)
>- CUPS-1.2 and new features,
>- Qt-4,
>- bugs gallery
>- usability
>- peanuts (pdf tools, etc.)
>Passed through new cups api twice. Still need time to get accustomed.
>Last 6 months (October to February++) saw me completely overwhelmed.
>far down on priorities list. Things start to come back. Yet, any help
>than welcome.
>Thanks for listening.
>Cristian Tibirna
>KDE developer .. tibirna at ..

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